The Diocese of Alleppey has more than two dozen small Christian communities, and leaders of those communities trained about 70 members of the diocesan synod team.
Is the priest listening to you? Indian diocese surveys families for synod
Notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI
Here is a collection of notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, documents, messages and speeches from 2005 to 2013, the years he served as pope.
Greg Erlandson: The advent of population decline
“Instead of population growth and growing birthrates, the fast-approaching new demographic challenge is societal aging.”
Visiting his family, pope celebrates feast of Christ the King
The visit was timed to coincide with the 90th birthday of Carla Rabezzana, the pope’s second cousin. And, after landing in Portacomaro near Asti Nov. 19 and stopping for a prayer in a village church, Pope Francis headed straight to Rabezzana’s house for lunch.
Laura Kelly Fanucci: Where is God on your calendar?
“If someone found your planner on the bus or a stranger glanced at your calendar on the wall or a hacker gained access to your phone’s events, would they see any sign you were a Catholic?”
Families and forgiveness: Australian family shares their tragic story
In February 2020, seven children walking to the store to get ice cream in Sydney, Australia, were struck by a driver who was drunk and on drugs. Four of them died. The parents of three of the victims has since focused on the power of forgiveness.
Photos of the Week: June 13, 2022
In the spotlight: gun safety rally, horse-riding procession, handicapped-accessibility in the Holy Land
Surrogacy, pornography both threaten human dignity, pope says
The pope made his remarks in an address to members of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe during an audience held in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall June 10.